Sky Germany reports that former Bayer Leverkusen sports coordinator, Tim Steidten is on the verge to become West Ham’s new technical director.
Steidten made his decision to join West Ham recently after having also held talks with Manchester United over joining the club. Final details between Steidten and West Ham still need to be clarified before the deal is confirmed, this is likely to happen next week. The aim is that the project that Steidten will undertake will be long-term.
The former Leverkusen coordinator left his role at the club in March, and as well as Manchester United, Steidten had also attracted interest from Chelsea who he held talks with at the latter end of last season.
The 44-year-old has been key in bringing in some of the jewels of Bayer Leverkusen’s project. Jeremie Frimpong, Edmund Tapsoba and Piero Hincapié were all convinced by Steidten to join the club. All three are now linked to moves to the Premier League.
GGFN | Jack Meenan